The Benefits of Education (News and Research 76)

The school-first solution | A top economist games out how to spend education money for health payoffs  Americans spend $5,000 more per year on medical care than people in other rich countries, yet live shorter and less healthy lives. Most efforts devoted to addressing health involve the medical system: covering more people, changing the flow … Continue reading The Benefits of Education (News and Research 76)

A Global Dataset on Education Quality (News and Research 75)

Presenting A Global Dataset on Education Quality at the ASSA Conference in Philadelphia, January 6, 2018. The American Economic Association (AEA), in conjunction with 58 associations in related disciplines known as the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA), holds a three-day meeting each January to present papers on general economics topics. The event which is the … Continue reading A Global Dataset on Education Quality (News and Research 75)

A time-tested education model for a high tech future (News and Research 74)

How a time-tested education model can prepare students for a high tech future I believe that people who are constantly on the lookout for new models of education should also look to the past at something that was started over 40 years ago. In the 1970s, the “New School” model was born in rural Colombia.  New … Continue reading A time-tested education model for a high tech future (News and Research 74)

How a time-tested education model can prepare students for a high tech future

How a time-tested education model can prepare students for a high tech future Students need to develop and practice 21st century skills, such as leadership, teamwork, and cooperative learning. (Photo: World Bank) I believe that people who are constantly on the lookout for new models of education should also look to the past at something that … Continue reading How a time-tested education model can prepare students for a high tech future

Human Capital Key to National Growth (News and Research 73)

Human resources key to national growth Education and investment in human resources (HR) are the driving force for economic development, HR experts and educators from Việt Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) agreed at the Global HR Forum held in Hà Nội on December 14. Themed “Miracle on Han River to Miracle on Red … Continue reading Human Capital Key to National Growth (News and Research 73)

East Asia is getting ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (News and Research 72)

Powered by education, East Asia is getting ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Recent trends in automation and rapid technology advances, collectively dubbed ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution (“4IR”), are radically shifting the economic landscape, and changing the nature of jobs and the profile of skills required in the labor force.  There are challenges emerging around … Continue reading East Asia is getting ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (News and Research 72)

International Tests in Reading Put East Asian and European Students On Top (originally published on HuffPost)

Yesterday the latest results of the international assessment of reading for fourth graders was released. This time 50 countries participated in PIRLS 2016. Top performers were Russia and Singapore. High performers also included Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Finland, Poland, Northern Ireland, England, Chinese Taipei, Norway and Latvia. Since 2001, big improvements in reading have been recorded … Continue reading International Tests in Reading Put East Asian and European Students On Top (originally published on HuffPost)